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Trend Report: Dad Core

by VanityForbes
2 minutes read

What is the dad core trend?  Look close to home for a reference. Dressing like your dad is centred around making the uncool cool again. Dressing for comfort and practicality, shunning your instincts to prioritise contemporary pieces. The clothing that you rolled your eyes at will now take centre stage. Think oversized and relaxed fits. Straight and bootcut trousers. Old school logos. Sports direct reject trainers. Combine all these things together, and you have the right fashion ingredients to pull off the look.


Step into your father’s shoes, literally with the most basic of trainer styles. For inspiration head to sports direct or even shoe zone for further guise on what trainers you need to wear.

Your brand choice should be on a scale of high-tech to Nike. Navy and white is your go-to-colour.


Your dad wouldn’t dream of wearing skinny jeans. Replace your skinnies with a bootcut or straight fit, giving your dad-worthy comfort and room.

For the extreme dad, trousers are best worn high waisted. The higher, the closer to god.


Swap the fitted tee for the roomier version. Plain colours or old school logos to reference your ‘younger days’ let the nostalgia run free. It’s time to reminisce.


Boardroom chic, Pinstripe shirts, boxy /regular fit. Nothing to figure-hugging, it doesn’t do the belly any good.


Dads look for any opportunity to add a formal spin on a casual look. What better colour to choose then your retired work blazer.


The fanny pack has been hijacked by, but they need to recognise who popularised the trend. Dads. Ideal or weekday picnics the bum bag has the space to hold your daily essentials and reading glasses. For formal settings choose a satchel.


Sporty frames are the only shades that offer complete protection for your eyes in the summer. Only a dad would know this. Think Oakley chic and polarised.

That concludes my guide to the dressing like your dad trend. What do you think of the trend?

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